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Ear Injury Claims

A Philadelphia Lawyer Gives Advice Regarding Tinnitus Litigation

If you are suffering hearing loss and/or Tinnitus after a car accident or other trauma, there are steps you can take to maximize the settlement of your claim. First, you should consider becoming active with the American Tinnitus Association website and support groups so we can argue that you have tried everything. There are a lot of homeopathic treatments out there too. Keep track of all you hav…

Proving Damages in Eye Injury Litigation

Hosted by: National Business Institue (NBI)
Led by: Evan Aidman, ESQ.

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Whether you’re working on a medical malpractice case or a personal injury case, this unique course reviews litigation tactics, trial pointers and strategies for proving damages for cases involving eye injuries and hearing loss/Tinnitus. Ensure your client receives the compensation he/s…

Comparative Negligence – A Secular and a Talmudic Perspective

§ 7102.  Comparative negligence

(a)  General rule.–In all actions brought to recover damages for negligence resulting in death or injury to person or property, the fact that the plaintiff may have been guilty of contributory negligence shall not bar a recovery by the plaintiff or his legal representative where such negligence was not greater than the causal negligence of the defendant or…

Silence is Golden – Negotiation Strategies

In negotiations, many times what you don’t say is more important than what you do. This applies to all professionals, not just trial lawyers.

As the years have passed, I have learned to sense when not to respond to a letter, fax, email or comment. The temptation is strong to respond, especially when your negotiations partner writes something inflammatory or clearly inaccurate. 

Not…

The Verdict and Post Trial Motions in Personal Injury Litigation

THE VERDICT

Now it is the jury’s turn to get active. After possibly years of waiting, countless phone calls, letters, doctors’ visits, consultations with your lawyer, pretrial preparation, and the grueling drama of the trial, the jury finally has the case, and your legal fate, in its hands. The answer to the question, How much? may be just minutes away.

Sometimes the verdict comes back…

Comparative Negligence and Assumption of Risk

Comparative Negligence

One of the primary defenses to a personal injury case involves the concept of comparative negligence. To understand this concept, you must first consider that the total amount of negligence involved in the accident equals 100%. This total is divided between the negligence of the defendant (or defendants) and the plaintiff’s comparative negligence. Your recovery is…

Loss of Earnings in Personal Injury Litigation

Loss of Earnings and Earning Capacity

Any other significant losses or damages must be proven through the testimony of other expert witnesses or in some other legally acceptable way. For example, if you can no longer perform your job because of your injuries, an economist and a vocational expert may have to testify. This testimony will review the types of work available and appropriate for you…

Burden of Proof in Personal Injury Litigation

Burden of Proof

Insurance company lawyers love to talk to juries about how the plaintiff has the burden of proof in personal injury cases. This is true, but generally rather meaningless. The burden of proof in civil cases requires you, the injured plaintiff, to prove your case by a preponderance of the evidence. To win in a personal injury case, your evidence needs merely to outweigh, by any…

Exploring Coverage Under Homeowners Insurance

Perhaps the most misunderstood of insurance coverages is homeowners.  Did you know that your homeowners insurance may cover you for losses that occur away from your home?  It all depends on the language found in the small print of your policy.  Your insurance company hopes you’ll never take on the daunting challenge of deciphering that fine print.  It’s time to change that.

Insurers…

Independent Medical Exam – Letter to Client

Client Letter: Defense Medical Examination
Dear Client:

I am sending you this letter to give you some helpful instructions concerning the medical examination to be conducted by the doctor chosen by the insurance company. You need to be aware that this doctor is paid by the insurance company. If possible, he or she will make medical findings that are favorable to the insurance company and…

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